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Daily review 30/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 30th, 2019 - 46 comments
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46 comments on “Daily review 30/07/2019”

  1. reason 1

    Disclaimer …. I do not like erdogan

    But after the white subpremacist killer did his terror attack in Christchurch …

     we were given scant info and  …almost channeled / directed to be outraged and righteous against the Turkish PM.

    We were not told and did not know ….white subpream boy  had  'Turk Slayer' written on his gun.

    Or that He called for the killing of erdogan .,, and a attack on Turkey.

    and he  had spent over 40 days in Turkey …. possibly networking and plotting..

    Here’s a little more context.

  2. mosa 2

    Good riddance to Nathan Guy he was one of the WORST examples of the last corrupt National government.

    Under his watch Mycoplasma Bovis was spread through a large part of our livestock and caused irreparable damage to the rural community but the farmers ( god bless them ) still support and VOTE this type of incompetence !!!

    He stood for nothing and never intervened in the worst cases of rural animal cruelty , and cruelty to the under class of this country by the policies he supported.

    But that’s ok he is a top kiwi bloke.

    He will no doubt end up in a cushy council job or similar job in the private sector.

    One of the worst examples of the National and the people who vote for and support this party.

    • Gabby 2.1

      Crikey, Nothing Guy's found an easier job than he has?

    • Yep! Dear ole Nafe eh. He'll probably now be able to inhale 

    • Tc 2.3

      Another rat abanboning the good ship slimon. Plenty of ineffective dead wood to take his place.

    • Stuart Munro. 2.4

      He signed off on Thiel too. 

      NZ really needs an anti-corruption agency.

    • ianmac 2.5

      Nathan going means that Simon is getting rid of the troublesome Climate supporter who upset the Deniers at the Nat conference. Namely National's Todd Muller will lose Climate change. How convenient.

      • Wayne 2.5.1

        Todd actually got promoted. The climate deniers are a minority within National's membership.

        • Graeme 2.5.1.1

          They're a very vocal and influential "minority" though Wayne.  It's pretty hard to see them accepting changes to practices until a crisis forces that change.

          But New Zealand agriculture, and really whole economy / society will be a very different place in a world wrought by the social, political and physical upheaval that a changed climate will bring.  That's true for the whole world too.

          Unfortunate that we as a species will have to go to, and probably through, that crisis to change.  If we survive.

  3. joe90 3

     

    Onward Xtian soldiers, right over the fucking edge…

    DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night.

    Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. Neighbors had no idea some of the dressed-down clergymen dining at local restaurants might have been accused sexual predators.

    Full Coverage: The Reckoning

    They had been brought to town by a small, nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii. For nearly two decades, the group has operated out of a series of unmarked buildings in rural Michigan, providing money, shelter, transport, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse across the country

    […]

    Opus Bono established itself as a counterpoint to the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and other groups that have accused the church of trying to cover up the scandal and failing to support victims of clergy misconduct. Opus Bono focuses on what it considers the neglected victims: priests, and the church itself.

    “All of these people that have made allegations are very well taken care of,” Opus Bono co-founder Joe Maher said in a radio interview, contending that many abuse accusations lodged against priests are false. “The priests are not at all very well taken care of.”

    https://apnews.com/abe2da0da2f648ad89dde483a92d3f19

    • A 3.1

      It's not offensive they are being given support..because fairness (although the victims didn’t get much of that) BUT the way they sort donations was underhand – towards the end of the article it reveals the founders daughter reported them for donation fraud which is why how they became known

  4. joe90 4

    etc, etc….

    #LostTrumpHistory

  5. Pete 5

    If Ms Ardern had wanted to get full value out of her Tokelau trip she should have taken Simon Bridges and left him there as a koha.

    Having said that, maybe not, a koha should be something of value.

    • No worries though eh. She could've taken Paula instead. I'm pretty sure they'd lust over her fashion tips and advice on how to remain positive without the need of synthetic aids

    • Newview 5.2

      It’s not Simon Bridges that’s lost popularity by 4% in the latest poll. Why is that. You’re insinuating Bridges is a waste of space and in my opinion that’s what you’re comment is. 

      • Pete 5.2.1

        The comment was a bit on the nose. I realise Jacinda Arden's popularity has gone through the floor while Bridges' has remained solid.

        The remark about value? It's a bit of a problem exactly specifying that because I don't think he would be of much value in Tokelau and yet his staying there permanently would be of great value to the National Party don't you think? 

        • Newview 5.2.1.1

          You’re right. I should lighten up. I think they both need to watch their backs. There are plenty of disenfranchised kiwis that voted for her alone that wish she spent more time here. And as for Simon, he is riding on the back of a strong Nat party following that isn’t convinced JA has the right stuff. Interesting times. 

          • marty mars 5.2.1.1.1

            lol bridges is the weakest leader that party has had for ages – and that is saying something after ponyboy key and that hairball of integrity english held the rains

            • Anne 5.2.1.1.1.1

              Oh, is that why we've had so many droughts. Call the cops! 😉

              • marty mars

                lol deliberate too – they did nothing the whole time and look where that has got us – simon bridges – the not-very flash flood of spoil from cutting down trees – thanks NZ Gnational Party, thanks a lot

      • Newview…What was the margin of error?  lol lol

    • chris T 5.3

      He probably would have ruined her free trip to her birthday party with dad.

    • A 5.4

      heh heh

  6. Fireblade 6

    White man came across the sea, he brought us pain and misery, he killed our tribes, killed our creed, he took our game for his own need.

    Run to the Hills
    By Iron Maiden

    • chris T 6.1

      Amazing dude Bruce Dickinson

      Brainy as, talented as. Qualified commercial jet airline pilot. Entrepreneur.

      Lucky bastard 

      (imagine jealous smiley is here)

  7. Ad 7

    Scott Simpson is a good replacement to take over the climate change shadow portfolio. 

    Beginning to look like Bridges has gone through the worst of the doldrums that beset Helen Clark before she ascended. Goldsmith is doing a good job as shadow finance also.

    Not that it matters – this government look good for a good while. We like it soft and incoherent.

    • alwyn 7.1

      "this government look good for a good while".

      14 months left for them. Then New Zealand will be free at last from the double curse of Winston and the Water Melons.

      Mind you the Labour Party should then settle for a competent leader like Grant Robertson. That will give them a chance to clean out the complete no-hopers like Clark and Twyford. The unions surely won't try and re-impose Andrew Little will they?

      • marty mars 7.1.1

        thanks for your poisoned advice alwyn – I'm sure a loser rwnj like you has much to offer this successful government lol

      • AB 7.1.2

        That's 14 months for us to come and take all your stuff Alwyn. Be afraid and hide your best brown cardigans.

    • marty mars 7.2

      yarp the great inspiration for the uninspired has risen again lol – desperate for any thread there eh ad lol – how about simonmania? oh that's right its not a thing is it LOL

  8. weston 8

    Good to see Peter Ellis finally seeking to clear his name via the supreme court hope he makes it before his cancer gets him .His long time lawyer interviewed this morn on rnz described the case as a suppurating sore in the side of nz justice or words to that effect and that would be an understatement imo . I remember when he was first arrested along with ALL his FEMALE fellow staff workers !!!Kinda underscored how deep into crock of shit land the case had developed even then !!Ellis,s elderly mother was dragged into the mess also somehow accused of providing the secret venues where she and her son "molested "and "tortured" the kids .Believe it or not witchcraft "experts"were imported from the united states to add weight to the stories the children told of ellis's evil deeds , stories so fantastic only morons could conceivably take seriously but nonetheless he was thrown in jail a very sad indictment indeed for our justice system .

  9. peterlepaysan 9

    Nathan Guy is so dodgy that he claimed the first he heard of NZ  Chinese import problems was on a Thursday.

    I first heard of it on morning report on the previous Tuesday at 6am.

    Unfortunately I am in his electorate.

  10. Morrissey 10

    Kamala Harris? No, no, no, no, no.

  11. Fireblade 11

    Simon's magazine cover.

    • mosa 11.1

      Tui billboard please in all public places including the rich ones !!!!!

      Simon cares about cancer patients………yeah right !!!!!!!!

  12. greywarshark 12

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/394774/australian-home-affairs-minister-peter-dutton-dismisses-jacinda-ardern-s-demands-to-stop-deporting-new-zealanders

    19 July 2019
    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, speaking ahead of the meeting, warned the policy would not be changed.

    Successive New Zealand governments have raised concern with the policy, after more than 1500 Kiwi criminals were deported since the rules were tightened in 2014.

    "There are a number of areas where it will be completely legitimate for a New Zealand citizen to be deported back to New Zealand if they engage in criminal activity," she said prior to the meeting.

    "But we have seen cases where there is also almost no connection of an individual to New Zealand who had been deported.

    "I consider that to be a corrosive part of that policy, and it's having a corrosive effect on our relationship."

    Examples often used are New Zealanders who moved to Australia as children, with limited to no family ties back across the Tasman.

    "We need to stand up for Australians," Mr Dutton told Channel Nine.

    "And the New Zealand prime minister is rightly doing that for her people.

    "But where we've got Australian citizens who are falling victim in certain circumstances where people are sexually offending against children, for example, we've had a big push to try to deport those paedophiles."

    Same old flapdoodle.

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